Lina Mills, Creative Ideas Catering

Lina Mills worked in the catering business for 25 years. Then she had to go on disability leave for three months due to a back injury. While out on leave, her clients kept calling to ask where she was going next. They wanted to hire her again.

Prepare for Advocacy Day | Racial Disparities in PPP… and Recovery

In this Must Know…  Join our Advocacy Day Prep Session on June 1, 2021 at 2:00pm PT. Racial Disparities in PPP… … and Recovery Register for CAMEO’s Advocacy Day 2021 on June 8, 2021. This week’s Goodie highlight is that the SBA opened applications for its Community Navigator Pilot Program. Prepare for Advocacy Day Join our Advocacy Day Prep Session on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:00pm

Entrepreneurship Advantage May Virtual Meetup: Tech Resources & Self-Care for Small Business

Entrepreneurship Advantage is a Los Angeles-based collaborative that is passionate about helping entrepreneurs thrive. Our special guest, Elianne Rodriguez, is a partner at LIST Ventures and Business Advisor for the Los Angeles Small Business Development Network (SBDC). She has focused extensively on helping small business owners incorporate technology through e-commerce and online businesses. In addition, she’s worked

The Governor’s Budget: Grant Money, Tax Cuts, and More

Last week, the Governor announced a whopping $75 billion budget surplus; add another $25 billion from the federal CARES Act and California’s fiscal future is bright.   Small business recovery ranks high in the priorities – along with meeting the needs of lower and middle-income Californians, homelessness and public schools.   In case you haven’t heard, the

Governor’s Budget | Advocacy Day 2021

In this Must Know…  Governor’s Budget Join CAMEO’s Advocacy Day 2021 on June 8, 2021. Join our Advocacy Day Prep Session on June 1, 2021 at 2:00pm PT. This week’s Goodie highlight is the Small Business for America’s Future survey of small business owners on the American Jobs Plan and the tax code. Governor’s Budget Last week, the Governor announced a whopping $75

Sana Javeri Kadri, Diaspora Co.

Everything about Diaspora Co exudes passion. From the company’s growing line of consciously sourced and sustainably grown spices and its vibrant digital media channels to several creative product partnerships.

Business Briefing with the White House | CA Relief Grant Has Ended

In this Must Know…  Join a Business Briefing with the White House for an Economic Update TOMORROW at 12:00pm PT CA Relief Grant Has Ended ICYMI: AB 80 Join CAMEO’s Advocacy Day 2021 on June 8, 2021 Carolina wrote an op-ed for CalMatters on Continued Investment Needed for Small Businesses This week’s Goodie highlight is a whole host of webinars on

Listening Session: CA Open for Business on June 15

Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he expects California to be ready to open for business on June 15. California is looking to move beyond the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” to fully reopening our economy.   Over 20 million vaccines have been administered, and COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations have stabilized. The state will monitor

Farewell Susan but Not Goodbye | Advocacy Day 2021

In this Must Know…  Farewell Susan but Not Goodbye! Join CAMEO’s Advocacy Day 2021 on June 8, 2021. Join our Listening Session TODAY at 10:00am PT to discuss California’s plans to reopen the economy on June 15. CAMEO is hiring a Finance Manager. Happy AAPI Heritage Month! Support an AAPI-owned business in your neighborhood! This week’s Goodie highlight is the CDFI Fund’s NOFA

Leah Park Fierro, Milkfarm

After six years as manager of Silverlake Cheese Shop, Leah Park Fierro knew she wanted to start her own business. She wanted to express her passion for educating the community on the fine tastes of artisan cheese. Her startup, Milkfarm, is a neighborhood cheese shop that sells hundreds of international cheeses. They also sell artisanal wine, beer and charcuterie from small, independent local producers.